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Sappi: Price increase for all mechanical coated paper grades in Europe by 10-12%

Sappi Europe announces a price increase for all its mechanical coated paper grades by 10-12% for all European customers with immediate effect as contracts permit. This is in addition to the previously announced and implemented increases for other geographies.

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Extensive paper portfolio from Mondi´s Neusiedler mill in Austria is now CO2 neutral

Mondi, global actor in packaging and paper, is now offering a comprehensive portfolio of CO2 neutral papers from its Uncoated Fine Paper business to serve the professional print, office and premium packaging sectors.

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Voith: IntensaDrum Duo for production volumes of 3,000 tons of paper per day

The papermaking process starts with pulping and separation of coarse contaminants to prepare the pulp for the subsequent cleaning steps. Based on its many years of expertise, Voith Paper now introduces the latest technology within the BlueLine stock preparation – the IntensaDrum Duo, a two-piece drum pulper.

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Kelheim Fibres joins the ZDHC “Roadmap to Zero” Programme

The Bavarian viscose speciality fibre manufacturer Kelheim Fibres has joined the ZDHC programme “Roadmap to Zero”. The non-profit organisation with more than 160 contributors worldwide has set itself the goal of completely eliminating harmful substances from the textile value chain. The ZDHC guidelines provide producers of Man-made Cellulosic Fibres (MMCF) with uniform criteria for measuring indicators such as wastewater, air emissions and other process-related parameters. The measured data is independently monitored and published.

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Valmet to deliver new evaporation plant to Södra Cell Mönsterås pulp mill in Sweden

Valmet will deliver a new evaporation line 3 for Södra Cell Mönsterås pulp mill in Sweden. The new line will replace the oldest evaporation line 1 at the mill. The new evaporation plant is scheduled to start-up in the first quarter of 2023. The value of the order will not be disclosed. However, a project of this size and scope is typically valued at around EUR 30 million. The order is included in Valmet’s orders received of the second quarter 2021.

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Sappi: Price increase for all coated & uncoated paper grades in Europe by 7-10%

Sappi Europe announces a price increase for all its woodfree coated and woodfree uncoated paper grades by 7 – 10 % effective 1. June 2021 for all markets in Europe. This is in addition to the previously announced and implemented increases.

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Increased production at Sappi Saiccor with Bellmer shoe press

Situated 50 km south of the port of Durban in the province of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, Sappi Saiccor mill is one of the production facilities for Sappi Dissolving Pulp. Dissolving pulp is sold to converters for the production of a wide range of consumer products, i.e., viscose staple fibres used in clothing and textiles.

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ANDRITZ starts up new HERB recovery boiler at Kuantum Papers, India

International technology Group ANDRITZ has successfully started up a new 500 t/d HERB chemical recovery boiler at Kuantum Papers Limited in Saila Khurd, Hoshiapur district in the state of Punjab, India. The boiler is designed to handle a mixture of hardwood and agro-based black liquor and enables environmentally friendly and more energy-efficient operation compared to a conventional boiler with direct contact evaporator. Thus, the mill’s pulp production as well as the power-to-heat-ratio are substantially increased. The boiler also features a unique vertical air system to minimize air emissions.

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Toscotec accomplishes a dryer section rebuild at Cartiera di Ferrara, Italy

After a complete dryer section rebuild supplied by Toscotec, Cartiera di Ferrara fired up PM1 at its mill in Ferrara, Italy. Toscotec modified the entire dryer section, without changing its overall length and therefore leaving the positions of the press and the pope reel unchanged. This allowed for a very short shutdowntime because civil works were not necessary to achieve the planned production increase. The paper machine achieved stable production immediately after start-up.

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Maxco expands production with new facility

BW Papersystems has confirmed that Maxco Packaging, independent manufacturer of corrugated packaging for the agricultural market in the San Joaquin Valley, has installed a 2.5m (98”) triplewall corrugator in their newly-built facility in Fowler, CA.

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ABB to supply automated paper testing solution to drive efficiencies at Metsä Board mills in Finland

ABB will provide the paperboard producer Metsä Board with its L&W Autoline automated paper testing solution at five of the group’s mills in Finland: Kemi, Kyro, Simpele, Tako and Äänekoski. Metsä Board is standardizing its operations with ABB’s L&W Autoline, which has a recently enhanced design that requires less service while increasing uptime. Plus, L&W Autoline measures according to testing standards, minimizing the needs for correlation to lab instruments.

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Voith rebuilds complete PM 5 of PAPRESA

PAPRESA, southern European manufacturer of newsprint, commissioned Voith in March to completely rebuild PM 5 at the Rentería mill in Spain. The start-up of the ambitious project is scheduled for the first quarter of 2022. Subsequently, the extensive rebuild will enable significantly more efficient and sustainable production of packaging paper.

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